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Ex Twins in 2021: Where Are They Now?


One of my favorite annual threads on the site. Let’s stay updated on ex-Twins in the news... This is a start of a list, and feel free to add on as they pop up over the course of the season!

 

Trevor May - NYM signed in the offseason.

Eddie Rosario - CLE

Sean Poppen - PIT in AAA

Tyler Clippard - ARI on the 60 Day IL :(

Rich Hill - TB

Sergio Romo Experience - OAK

Matt Wisler - SF rough start to his 2021

Ildelmaro Vargas - CHC in DFA limbo

Ehire Adrianza - ATL made their opening day roster

Akil Baddoo - DET made their opening day roster

Marwin Gonzalez - BOS

CJ Cron - COL who knew?!

Ronald Torreyes- PHI

Kyle Gibson- TEX rough start to his 2021

Tyler Kinley - COL who knew?!

John Curtiss - MIA

Fernando Rodney Experience - one phone call away!

Bartolo Colon - crushing slow pitch softball pitches

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One of my favorite annual threads on the site. Let’s stay updated on ex-Twins in the news... This is a start of a list, and feel free to add on as they pop up over the course of the season!   Trevor M

Vintage Rosario moon shot!

LaMonte Wade gets recalled by Giants and goes 2-4 with a walk in his debut!

I count 26 ex-Twins on active rosters right now. I don't see Poppen's name in Pittsburgh and Adrianza went on the injured list (I guess) due to possible COVID exposure.

 

In addition to those listed in the OP:

 

Liam Hendriks

Lance Lynn

Wilson Ramos

Niko Goodrum

Jonathan Schoop

Robbie Grossman

Martín Pérez

Aaron Hicks

Ryan Pressly

Jason Castro

Aaron Slegers

Kurt Suzuki

Eduardo Escobar

Alex Avila

Brandon Kintzler

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Brusdar Graterol opened the season on the Dodger's 60-day injured list for an undisclosed reason.

Covid-related, per MLBTR. And if it's the 60-day list, it was only procedural, according to that article, which coincides with the Dodger's MLB roster page saying he's just on the 10-day IL now.

 

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Tyler Wells is on the Orioles 26-man roster.

I guess I don’t consider someone who has never been on a Twins’ active roster to be an ex-Twin. I know I’m probably in the minority on this, but unless they played a game for the team, they can’t claim to have played for the Twins.
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First pitch of his 1st major league at-bat and Akil Baddoo goes opposite field homerun for the Detroit Tigers. Welcome to the big leagues kid. Congratulations!

 

Baddoo went unprotected by the Twins and Detroit selected him in the Rule 5 draft. Few thought he would make the roster because of his limited professional experience, but make the roster he did and punctuated his arrival in his first at-bat.

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First pitch of his 1st major league at-bat and Akil Baddoo goes opposite field homerun for the Detroit Tigers. Welcome to the big leagues kid. Congratulations!

 

Baddoo went unprotected by the Twins and Detroit selected him in the Rule 5 draft. Few thought he would make the roster because of his limited professional experience, but make the roster he did and punctuated his arrival in his first at-bat.

 

Yeah I was concerned and surprised they didn't protect him but I can also understand why.  If we hadn't had the shortened season they would have protected him so the Tigers got lucky that he really does appear to be ready and they appear to have room for him too.  Just wish he would have been picked by someone outside the division.

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I guess I don’t consider someone who has never been on a Twins’ active roster to be an ex-Twin. I know I’m probably in the minority on this, but unless they played a game for the team, they can’t claim to have played for the Twins.

Fair enough, but Baddoo was on a list in the thread so I applied the same logic.

 

Let's hope today's matchup between current Twins and former Twins goes toward the present and not the past.

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I’m going to count most minor leaguers as ex-Twins, if only on the principle that’s its mush more costly to find new talent than retain the talent already in the organization. Especially if someone has been in the organization for several years.

 

Thus, Akil Baddoo and Tyler Wells are ex-Twins, in my book.

 

But I realize that people can decide differently and disagree amicably on this. :)

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One of my favorite annual threads on the site. Let’s stay updated on ex-Twins in the news... This is a start of a list, and feel free to add on as they pop up over the course of the season!

Trevor May - NYM signed in the offseason.
Eddie Rosario - CLE
Sean Poppen - PIT in AAA
Tyler Clippard - ARI on the 60 Day IL :(
Rich Hill - TB
Sergio Romo Experience - OAK
Matt Wisler - SF rough start to his 2021
Ildelmaro Vargas - CHC in DFA limbo
Ehire Adrianza - ATL made their opening day roster
Akil Baddoo - DET made their opening day roster
Marwin Gonzalez - BOS
CJ Cron - COL who knew?!
Ronald Torreyes- PHI
Kyle Gibson- TEX rough start to his 2021
Tyler Kinley - COL who knew?!
John Curtiss - MIA
Fernando Rodney Experience - one phone call away!
Bartolo Colon - crushing slow pitch softball pitches

 

Not gonna lie. My dumba** thought John Curtiss had disappeared.

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The immortal Ryan LaMarre signed a minor league deal with the Yankees.

It does not look like he saw any Big League game action with them in Spring Training.

 

Juan Graterol signed a minor league deal with the Angels who traded him last week to the Blue Jays.

 

San Francisco Giants signed free agent RHP Zack Littell to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training although it does not look like he saw any Big League game action with them in Spring Training.

 

Chicago Cubs signed free agent RHP Kohl Stewart (I had such high hopes for him when he was drafted) and optioned him to Iowa.

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